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Somalia's Parliament has ousted Prime Minister Hassan Khaire, throwing into confusion the country's electoral plan.

Somalia parliament impeaches premier in no-confidence vote

Somalia's Parliament has ousted Prime Minister Hassan Khaire, throwing into confusion the country's electoral plan.
A general view shows Somali policemen at the scene after suicide car bomber drove into a checkpoint outside the port in Mogadishu, Somalia July 4, 2020. REUTERS-Feisal Omar

Suicide car bomber hits checkpoint at Somalia’s Mogadishu port

An explosion shook parts of the Somali capital of Mogadishu early on Saturday as a suicide car bomber drove into a checkpoint just outside the port, witnesses said, but police made no immediate comment on casualties.

Five killed, 10 injured in Somalia bomb attack

Somali government spokesman Ismael Mukhtar Omar confirmed the attack, saying the militant group al-Shabab was behind the latest attack in Baidoa town, the administrative capital of Southwest State in Somalia.

Somali leader calls for crucial meeting to discuss elections, security

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Thursday called for a crucial security meeting between the federal government and leaders from the federal member states to be held in July to discuss key issues ahead of the elections.

10 killed, 12 injured in Somalia blast

At least 10 people died and 12 were wounded when an explosive device ripped through a minibus outside the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, the government said.

Somalia commission to probe killing of seven health workers

Somalia is to set up a regional commission to probe the killing of seven health workers and report publicly within a month.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Ghana overtakes Nigeria as coronavirus death toll hits 2,223 in Africa

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that there are now 60,657 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 53 countries across Africa.
GENEVA - The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is appealing for strong International support to help millions of Somalis facing a growing number of catastrophic threats from conflict, natural disasters and the potential spread of COVID-19.

UN: Somalia faces dire threats from conflict, natural disasters, coronavirus

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is appealing for strong International support to help millions of Somalis facing a growing number of catastrophic threats from conflict, natural disasters and the potential spread of COVID-19.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Ghana tops coronavirus cases in West Africa after easing lockdown

According to data obtained from the World Health Organisation, no fewer than 4,012 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ghana.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 11

Nigeria among top five countries in Africa with most coronavirus cases, deaths

The Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC) has said that the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 54,027 in the past 24 hours in 53 countries across the continent.
While the United States and Europe are in the grip of the outbreak, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned that the virus was not expected to peak in the world's poorest countries until some point over the next three to six months.

UN triples coronavirus appeal to $6.7 billion to help poor countries

The United Nations on Thursday more than tripled its appeal to help vulnerable countries combat the spread and destabilising effects of the coronavirus pandemic, asking for $6.7bn to help 63 nations, mainly in Africa and Latin America.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO: 190,000 Africans may die of coronavirus in 2020

Up to 190,000 people in Africa could die of coronavirus in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, the World Health Organisation warned on Thursday.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

ILO: Informal sector poverty to increase by 56 percent

International Labour Organisation, ILO, has said the COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures across the globe will increase poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by 56 percent in low-income countries.
Mr Stephen Karingi, Director, Regional Trade and Integration, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says African economy will lose 65 billion dollars if there is a full lockdown of the continent due to COVID-19.

UNECA: Africa will lose $65 billion to full lockdown

Mr Stephen Karingi, Director, Regional Trade and Integration, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says African economy will lose 65 billion dollars if there is a full lockdown of the continent due to COVID-19.
A nurse demonstrates how to activate a respirator as the hospital prepares for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Karen hospital near Nairobi, Kenya, April 6, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Coronavirus exposes gaping holes in Africa’s health systems

African nations are facing a surge of COVID-19 cases with less than one intensive care bed and one ventilator per 100,000 people, a Reuters survey has found.
Russia registered another humongous number of coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.

Report: Black people four times more likely to die of coronavirus than white people

A recent report analysis by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimed that residents in the United Kingdom (UK) from black heritage are more than four times likely to die from COVID-19 if infected.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 11

WHO: Coronavirus cases in Africa top 51,000

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Covid-19 cases have risen to over 51,000 in Africa as at Thursday, May 7.
Matshidiso Moeti

Coronavirus cases rise in Africa, Nigeria on top 3

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Africa increased from 46,500 to 49,000 in the past 24 hours.

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Ondo guber: Governor Akeredolu’s work will speak for him during election – APC chair

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MASSOB: Any Miyetti Allah vigilante in Igbo land‘ll be dismantled

Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB), Uchenna Madu, has countered the utterance made by the leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Abdullahi Bodejo, that their vigilante outfit is already existing in the 36 States of the federation.
The U.N. human rights office calls the decision to close Jordan’s Teachers Syndicate another blow to the union’s freedom of association and to its ability to operate without governmental interference.

UN denounces muzzling of teachers union in Jordan

The U.N. human rights office calls the decision to close Jordan’s Teachers Syndicate another blow to the union’s freedom of association and to its ability to operate without governmental interference.
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NNPC, PSC partners end dispute over $2.3 billion oil assets’ acquisition

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Saturday, said it has signed an agreement with its partners in Oil Mining Lease, OML, 130, China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) and South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO), to settle all outstanding fiscal issues surrounding the development of the oil assets which had lingered since 2006.